5 responses to “Pick and mix”
The variety and networking power of my day-to-day are so much more rewarding than my nine-to-five science life. I love being a scientist, but I love talking to people more. Circumstances beyond my control forced me to look at my career, outside of academia, but no less valid.
Good luck with your portfolio x.
I think different things work for different times. I’d love a portfolio career but the reality is that my current, much maligned, job gives me stability and flexibility of hours, with a fairly decent pay, ideal for having a young family (I appreciate not everyone gets that even in stable job). But I do aim for a portfolio career one day, when I can cope more with the insecurity & the balancing of different careers.
I think you have to look at your career to date as enabling you to get where you are now. Would you have had the skills, confidence, finances to do what you are doing now if you hadn’t have put in the years in your old company?
I’m really pleased things are working out for you now.
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